Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. Coleen Rowley is a retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel, and member, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
History of U.S. intervention in the Middle East
What are conditions in Iraq today after over two decades of U.S. war, sanctions and occupation?
What is ISIS?
What is the role of the U.S. Congress and the media?
Will the U.S. put “boots on the ground”?
Is this new war a “good” war; a war that people who have opposed earlier U.S. wars can support?
Does Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry allow the U.S. to launch a new war with little public discussion?
Once again, is it all about oil?
Is endless war the new normal?
Sponsored by: End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. Co-Sponsored by Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, Veterans for Peace.